Choral-Orchestral Conducting Masterclass
For professional conductors who want to improve their technique and advance their careers
Choral conductors seldom have the opportunity to work on their own craft and discuss their work with colleagues in a challenging and collaborative environment. Chorus America’s Conducting Masterclasses bring conductors, teachers, and resources together to create an enriching environment that is beneficial to Conducting Fellows on the podium and all participants who are observing.
The Conducting Masterclass is designed to give choral conductors the opportunity to work with master teachers and coaches/mentors on skills to help them meet challenges beyond their university training. Conducting Fellows are selected through a competitive application process; opportunities to participate as Conducting Associates and Auditors are available to conductors of all experience levels.
The Conducting Masterclass includes podium time with professional-level ensembles, private coaching, and seminars that address non-musical responsibilities and provide other career-building information. A Conducting Masterclass will be presented each year in January over the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend. The focus will rotate each year: choral-orchestral conducting every other year; a cappella repertoire and children’s chorus conducting alternating in the off years.
This year’s Choral-Orchestral Conducting Masterclass, presented in partnership with Mannes College, The New School for Music in New York City, will focus on major works in the choral-orchestral canon that choral conductors are likely to encounter in their careers. A world-class, accessible faculty offers both feedback on the podium and one-on-one individualized coaching. Members of The Mannes Orchestra, The Philadelphia Singers, and soloists provide a skilled and flexible instrument for an exceptional learning experience.
For more information, please contact Anne Grobstich.